Daughtry, Underwood Grab Spotlight At American Music Awards

Monday, November 19th 2007, 3:49 pm
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) The "American Idol" alumni had a big night at the American Music Awards.

Daughtry, the band fronted by ex-"Idol" loser Chris Daughtry, shared the triple-winner spotlight with "Idol" champ and Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood.

Daughtry won favorite pop-rock album for its self-titled debut, as well as breakthrough artist and adult contemporary artist honors.

Carrie Underwood -- a native of Checotah -- matched her three wins at the Country Music Association Awards with three trophies: female country artist, country album for "Some Hearts," and the T-Mobile text-in award.

Now in its 35th year, the American Music Awards honor pop-rock, country, soul-rhythm & blues, rap-hip hop, Latin, alternative, soundtracks, adult contemporary and contemporary inspirational music.